.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Carroll City Council briefs - Feb. 23, 2011

    First reading for city’s amended sexually oriented business ordinance

    Carrollton City Council approved the first reading of the Ordinance 2011-02 amending Ordinance 2004-01 for sexually oriented businesses at their meeting Feb. 14. The new amendment revised the distance that a sexually oriented business can operate or cause to be operated to 500 feet from the original 250 feet.

  • Sherrard named news editor, Taylor moves to Banner

    Staff writer Kristin Sherrard will begin duties as The News-Democrat’s news editor Monday, Feb. 28.

    Publisher Jeff Moore made the announcement Monday in making several other changes involving staff member transitions at the Carrollton newspaper and her sister publication in Bedford.

  • City traffic lights’ timing reset Friday

    Workers from Kentucky’s Transportation Cabinet have reset timing on two city traffic lights. Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry he has asked officials to improve the timing on lights at Highland Avenue and Fifth and Sixth streets. The mayor noted that lights at these to intersections have been slow to change, leaving motorists on cross streets sitting 5-6 minutes or more.

    He said it had become a hazard because some drivers are not waiting and crossing on red because of the long delays. McMurry said the retiming on Friday has resolved these issues.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs

    County to pursue more funding for Park Trails

    In a rare Wednesday meeting on Feb. 9, the members of Carroll County Fiscal Court voted to pursue a matching funds federal grant to help continue the development of the Park to Park Trails Project.

  • Impact of Sprint Cup race focus of March 3 meeting

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an informational session, “Coffee and Conversation,” on Thursday, March 3 at 9 a.m. The event will be held in the old courtroom on the second floor of the Carroll County Courthouse.

    Present at the meeting will be officials and directors of the Kentucky Speedway who will discuss preparations the local community needs to make in readiness for this summer’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race which will be held at the Sparta, Ky. facility on July 9.

  • Child support crackdown

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Carrollton Police Department and Kentucky State Police arrested 16 local residents Thursday on charges they owe $126,300 in unpaid child support.

    The arrests came as officers from the three agencies and the Carroll County Attorney’s Office joined forces for a roundup of local residents with outstanding warrants for failing to pay child support. Fourteen of the 16 arrested remain in jail Tuesday afternoon at the Carroll County Detention Center.

  • Harbor added, amphitheater moved in new park plans

    Lose & Associates Inc., the landscape architecture and engineering firm designing the Carrollton Point Park development, received positive feedback on its revised concept plan Friday night.

  • 16 arrested for owing $126,300 in back child support payments

    The Carroll County Sherrif's Office, Carrollton Police Department and Kentucky State Police arrested 16 people Thursday night who officials said are $126,300 in arrears on their child support payments.

    Police are still searching for six more people who make up more than $181,000 in alleged unpaid child support, according to the sheriff's office.

  • Jodie Kemper retiring after 41 years at CCMH

    More than 100 well wishers crowded the cafeteria at Carroll County Memorial Hospital to bid farewell to Jodie Kemper who retires this month after 41 years of nursing at the hospital.  


    Many of her co-workers, including Jean Pyles, chairman of the hospital board; and Lisa Penick, chief nursing officer; gifted Jodie with cards and remembrances and praised Kemper’s passion for quality patient care.   

  • Pair arrested Sunday night for trafficking hydrocodone

    Two Henry County residents were arrested Feb. 13 in Carroll County while allegedly trying to sell hydrocodone.

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said John P. Parker, 26, and Jessi M. Short, 19, both of New Castle were arrested at 7:01 p.m. Sunday night and charged with second degree trafficking controlled substances.

    Kinman said officers made the arrest during a controlled purchase that was allegedly made with the pair. He said Carrollton Police Department assisted the sheriff’s department.